When former SFA supremo Stewart Regan rocked up at Potter Row to make a presentation to the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) he anticipated a puff piece and the kind of soft ball questions that are the norm at Oxford Union. My SFA mole informs me that he would have rehearsed his piece with Darryl Broadfoot whom indubitably prompted Regan to add a slide on how the SFA are promoting women’s football. A bullet point on the conspicuous absence of a glass ceiling in the Capital clubs’ boardrooms viz Anne Budge and Leeann Dempster, would be well-received. The FA might have the more visible Karen Brady but her gravitas is somewhat marginalised by her shagging the players peccadilloes. To be fair the thought of trysts with Anne and Leeann might only appeal to those who had long hung up their boots.
Someone like the estimable septuagenarian John Clark who decided to take Regan to task. Regan responded by asserting that Clark’s obsession with Rangers and Rangers Lite was a ‘West of Scotland Problem.‘ Relief precipitation, a biting south-westerly, a gulf-stream micro climate and a forensic deconstruction of Ibrox Myths, if you will.
When Clark approached Regan at close of play and inquired whether Regan would act if he produced documentary evidence of Rangers malfeasance the SFA CEO demurred. When Clark met up with McRae and Broadfoot at Hampden, the latter stated that ‘I am the SFA‘ while the former did his best not to dunk his tie in his tea with his digestive biscuits. Heaven forfend the possibility of senile McRae dropping a clanger. Broadfoot asked Clark whether he would be attending the game at Celtic Park that evening. It was his way of sneering:
‘It’s a Celtic problem. Suck it up Timmy, there’s a game on. Would you like some bread with your circus?’